COVID-19 department resources

The latest information can be found on the University's COVID-19 Updates site. Resources for students and faculty can be found below.

Computer Science & Engineering office

To ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, faculty, and guests, all office staff are working remotely.

For other questions, please contact the appropriate staff member as listed below:

  • Front Desk: Questions can be directed to csdesk@umn.edu.
  • Purchasing: Questions should be directed to cspurch@umn.edu.
  • Human Resources: Questions should be directed to cshr@umn.edu.
  • Payroll: Questions should be directed to cspay@umn.edu.
  • Undergraduate Advising: There will be no drop-in advising this fall semester. Students can make appointments online at csci.appointments.umn.edu or email csciug@umn.edu for advising services.
  • Graduate Advising: There will be no drop-in advising this fall semester. Students can make appointments online at csgrad.appointments.umn.edu or email csgradmn@umn.edu for advising services.
  • Not sure who to contact: Email csdesk@umn.edu or call 612-625-4002.

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Resources for graduate students

Advising updates

  • Students can make virtual and phone appointments online at csgrad.appointments.umn.edu or email csgradmn@umn.edu for advising services.
  • All drop-in advising has been cancelled for fall 2020. Advisors will be offering virtual appointments M-F during normal business hours, however, quick advising questions that have normally been addressed during drop-in hours can be sent to csgradmn@umn.edu.
  • To participate in meetings remotely, please be sure to log into Zoom before any scheduled virtual meeting to get comfortable with its features and layout.

Information on scheduled or planned OPE/Thesis Defense/Master’s Plan A or B Defense:

  • Students pursuing a Computer Science Ph.D., Data Science M.S. or Computer Science M.S. plan A or B can still complete their oral presentation by doing so remotely. Zoom is a good option for this and is free to use for all University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff. You are able to schedule a “meeting” and invite your committee. Please let us know if you have difficulty with this process.
  • If you will be delivering a Ph.D. final defense, you should not be doing so in front of a physical audience. The University requires that all such final doctoral defense presentations be made public, you can do so through Zoom or a similar platform.
  • The Graduate School requires that any defense conducted remotely be viewed concurrently by all committee members. This means that you should not record your defense for view by your committee. 

Form signatures

  • All students in the computer science or data science graduate program who need to submit a graduate degree plan form can do so electronically. If you have a faculty advisor, they can sign then scan the document to you or to csgradmn@umn.edu. We will take care of the rest.

CS&E Undergraduate Information

Resources for undergraduate students

Advising updates

  • Students can make virtual and phone appointments online at csci.appointments.umn.edu or email csciug@umn.edu for advising services.
  • All drop-in advising has been cancelled for fall 2020. Advisors will be offering virtual appointments M-F during normal business hours, however, quick advising questions that have normally been addressed during drop-in hours can be sent to csciug@umn.edu.
  • To participate in meetings remotely, please be sure to log into Zoom before any scheduled virtual meeting to get comfortable with its features and layout.

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